Ban on Masood Azhar: UNSC likely to take up matter on Mar 13; China wants ‘responsible solution’

Last Updated: Mar 13 2019 11:10

UN Security Council, UNSC, is likely to take up today the issue of ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed, JeM, and Chief Masood Azhar.

According to reports, the resolution is expected to be taken by the 1267 committee of the UNSC.

Meanwhile, China, which has been opposing the ban on Azhar, on Monday said: "a responsible solution" can only come through discussions, according to a PTI report.

After the Pulwama terror attack, owned by JeM, the US, the UK and France moved a proposal at the UNSC to designate Masood as a global terrorist.

Recently, Chinese vice-foreign minister Kong Xuanyou travelled to Pakistan and held talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and other officials.

On Saturday, India said all the UNSC members were aware of the JeM training camps and the presence of Azhar in Pakistan and urged the nations to designate him as a global terrorist.

Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber of JeM killed 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.